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12th March 2020, 06:36 PM |#14431  
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Will adaway someday be usable without root?

There is DNS66 - root not required.
It can use the same hosts sources as AdAway.

Little bit different technique, utilizing private VPN instead of hosts file, but same results: blocking to resolve FQDNs that are pushing ads

Easier to switch on/off, you can white-list not just FQDNs but also your apps

However, Android allows only a single private VPN at a time. If you need a VPN for work or so, DNS66 must be disabled or work apps must be white-listed
12th March 2020, 06:45 PM |#14432  
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Will adaway someday be usable without root?

Yes, @PerfectSlayer is working on a non-root version.

https://mobile.twitter.com/HardCodin...99555225976833




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Hi all,

A new year is coming and I wish you all to have nice holidays

Just few words about this ending year. There was about 12 releases in 2019 which brings you a new UI, a lot of bug fixes, Android 10 support, Gist and GitLab hosting support and better Magisk support.
All of this is possible thanks to the community to help users to discover the app, learn how to use it and report any new bug and also your moral, nice words and thanks you can send to me, and financial support.
Thanks a lot for all donators, GitHub sponsor and the Pixel 2 you sent me to test Android 10 support.

For the next year, I hope to release the next version (V5), at least in beta to start. It's been 9 months since its first lines of code and things are working quite nicely.
It aims to make the app simpler to use for the main use cases, support rooted and non rooted devices and remove old hacks/workaround which are no more needed on recent setups.

But before this big next update, I still have time to fix current issue with a new release

Changelog:

  • Fix GitLab hosting support (commit date parsing failed)
  • Translation update

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Special thanks to @gallegonovato for its helpful bug report and @Vankog for translation update.

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AdAway 4.3.2 on AndroidFileHost (md5: 78fde09a0e92044c45e901bb1cec8e2e)

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12th March 2020, 06:46 PM |#14433  
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Yes, @PerfectSlayer is working on a non-root version.

Awesome! I think root will fade away in the coming years.
12th March 2020, 07:19 PM |#14434  
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Yes, @PerfectSlayer is working on a non-root version.

https://mobile.twitter.com/HardCodin...99555225976833

Wow 😳 How is non-root adblock possible without any VPN Stuff?
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15th March 2020, 06:35 AM |#14435  
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Wow 😳 How is non-root adblock possible without any VPN Stuff?

I think it will use vpn method
15th March 2020, 09:20 AM |#14436  
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Wow 😳 How is non-root adblock possible without any VPN Stuff?

I doubt that it's possible. And as @PerfectSlayer calls it a "fallback method for non-rooted users" on Twitter my personal assumption is that he's going to implement a VPN method into AdAway for non-rooted users while rooted users are still able to edit the hosts file. At least I hope latter is true, as my VPN is already block by OpenVPN to the Raspberry Pi in our home network.
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15th March 2020, 11:43 AM |#14437  
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Thanks for the replies. I've at least ruled out AdAway as the cause by disabling it and using Adguard DNS. The result was the same behavior.

Edit: since you mentioned private DNS and vpn stuff @PerfectSlayer

What's the difference between using AdGuard DNS and AdAway? Any pros and cons or other thoughts? Couldn't really find anything on the internet other than this article comparing them (I think it's the old AdGuard app, no the DNS version though), not to mention any possible bias considering the article is published by AdGuard itself. I found AdGuard DNS when I was looking to block ads on a new unrooted device until I rooted it and it seems to work fine.

https://adguard.com/en/blog/adguard-...way-dns66.html

I found this too but it's not really a comparison. I did learn about something called PiHole if anyone has a Raspberry Pi and likes to DIY.

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/31/a-...t-adguard-dns/
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I found this too but it's not really a comparison. I did learn about something called PiHole if anyone has a Raspberry Pi and likes to DIY.
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I did: https://forum.xda-developers.com/ras...-pi-3-t3768983
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16th March 2020, 09:01 AM |#14439  
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It's possible to exclude one or two apps from adblocking?
16th March 2020, 10:00 AM |#14440  
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It's possible to exclude one or two apps from adblocking?

No
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16th March 2020, 12:56 PM |#14441  
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It's possible to exclude one or two apps from adblocking?

If you log the DNS requests, then whitelist those requests for the apps, you can effectively remove them from blocking. See the Adaway DNS Logging wiki.
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